Windowmaker killed GNOME (help!)
angrykeyboarder at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 19:59:34 UTC 2005
Actually, my dinkin' around in Windowmaker, probably killed GNOME.
I was toying around in Windowmaker last night and noticed one of the
menus was "Window Managers", so I checked it out and noticed that
Metacity was there, which I found odd.
So I clicked on it and suddenly my GNOME desktop appears (sans
gnome-panel) and I find I can't undo it, so I ctrl+alt+backspace which
leaves me at the shell (sometimes it restarts X, I can never figure out
Then I tried "start x" which got me nowhere, so I rebooted.
When GNOME started I got the splash screen, followed by the desktop
background and then the panels started to appear, but they didn't get
very far and "retreated". Then they tried again with the same result.
They tried several more times and finally gave up, leaving me with a
completely blank desktop and no right-click menu.
Any idea how I can fix this other than reinstalling GNOME? I'm sure
there is some configuration file somewhere that I could tweak/correct.
I did poke around in my home directory,in various hidden files and
folders and I couldn't determine what I might need to "fix" amongst them.
So now I'm asking for your help.
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